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Posted: Sunday, 19 March 2017 5:38AM

Poche' and Duplantis power LSU Past Georgia, 5-1



A solo home run snapped Jared Poche’s astounding scoreless inning streak at 32 on Saturday night, meaning the mustache he’s been permitted to grow along with it has a date with a razor blade.
 
“It was a good run,” Poche’ smiled, his coach having already told him it’s time for a shave. “A lot of good memories with it.”
 
Georgia wouldn’t score again as the veteran southpaw picked up his fifth win in as many starts. The run inflated his pristine ERA all the way up to 0.25.
 
Poche’ masterfully scattered seven hits and two walks over seven innings of one-run ball and Antoine Duplantis continued his prolific weekend with a home run and three RBI to lift LSU past Georgia, 5-1, and secure a SEC series victory at Alex Box Stadium.
 
“Jared Poche’ doesn’t care about records, he doesn’t care about streaks,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri began. “He just wants to win and he went out there tonight and competed like he does every time he pitches for us. For four years I’ve had the pleasure of watching that kid go out there and compete as hard as he can. He’s really amazing to me.”
 
The start was more vintage Poche’ than the dominant form he’d been in throughout the shutout streak.
 
He worked into and out of trouble all night, aided by three double plays turned by the defense behind him. He held the Bulldogs to one hit in five at-bats with runners in scoring position and worked around a healthy share of admitted mistakes left over the middle of the plate.
 
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 Photo Credit: Steve Franz- LSU Athletics

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